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Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Wine Review

Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Oakville, Napa Valley, California, United States

Community Score:97/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $244.95

Drink: 2018-2028

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Far Niente

Agent: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.

Natalie's Score: 95/100

The Far Niente winery was established back in 1885 and sadly was abandoned during Prohibition in 1919. Sixty years later Beth and Gil Nickel bought the estate and revitalized it. The name translates to a far-away, mythical, magical place. This is a spectacular Californian Cabernet that has a well-deserved cult following among wine lovers. Layers of black plums, blackberry, kirsch and cedar smoke. Smoothly textured with silky tannins and a long, lovely finish. Pair with rare filet mignon. Great gift wine.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: bean-based dishes, lamb chops, grilled cheese sandwich, chateaubriand, cheddar cheeses.

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This Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 was reviewed on November 26, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 98/100 with the following review:

Deep and richly concentrated, this fine Oakville Cabernet from the storied Far Niente winery. Founded in 1885, Far Niente, took a breather in 1919 with the onset of Prohibition, and only got things back and running sixity years later. The 2013 is a deep ruby red with a purple hue, the harmony of fresh and stewed dark fruits, fig, plum, cedar, and spice is exceptional! Texture galore, the finest tannins with a perfect does of refreshing acidity maginifies the fruit flavours and makes a stunning impression! A fantastic wine, worthy of any royal or fortunate recipient. Tasted November 2016. 98 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Nickel & Nickel are the proprietors of this Napa Vapa estate. The Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 vintage is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot. - Community Wine Reviews

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